Data Exploding at Rapid Rates? Meet your Storage Needs at SUSECON 2017

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Are you taking the dive into data analytics for better business intelligence, but facing huge limitations?  In need of storing larger data-sets while still maintaining optimum performance?  If you’re at the end of your rope with ever changing storage needs, you’re not alone.  A few months ago, Experian found themselves in a similar situation.

Experian began incorporating new data feeds into their core databases and immediately went from producing a few gigabytes a month to hundreds of gigabytes an hour. And that’s where the problems began.  While Experian had great success running ZFS as a primary storage platform, it had its weaknesses: standalone NASes platforms were insufficient, shuffling data stores between devices took days to complete, high availability was nonexistent and their systems could not accommodate the customer demand for 24/7 real-time access to data.

How would Experian resolve these issues?  Enter SUSE Enterprise Storage.  Experian implemented SUSE Enterprise Storage, version 3, based on Ceph and Experian received everything it needed for file and block storage and snapshots to run well on their existing HPE DL380 platform.  It didn’t happen by chance and it surely wasn’t magic.

This year at SUSECON 2017 in the historic city of Prague, representatives from Experian will join SUSE experts to discuss their journey to SUSE Enterprise Storage and why, if you’re facing similar issues, you should consider the migration as well.  In addition to the SUSECON session featuring Experian’s migration, be sure to add these storage sessions to your itinerary as well.

CAS120851 – Our Journey to a Software-Defined Data Center

Tuesday, Sep 26, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Howard Samm, Head of Infrastructure BI, Experian pH

Stephen Mogg, Sales Engineer, SUSE

“Experian pH is a global financial services company that recently went live with a software-defined storage (SDS) solution based on SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES). In this session, we will share details of our journey with SES, including some of our use cases and requirements, and how SDS has helped us respond quickly to a business need. We will discuss various business and technical challenges that we experienced during the project. We’ll also share some of the lessons learned and how they ultimately led to a successful deployment. And, we will cover how the recent addition of SUSE OpenStack Cloud completed our Data Centre transition.”

FUT128435 – SUSE Enterprise Storage – Ceph based software defined storage overview and roadmap

Wednesday, Sep 27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Larry Morris, Senior Product Manager, SUSE

David Byte, Sr. Technology Strategist, SUSE

Ceph open source software-defined storage technology continues to rapidly expand in functionality. SUSE will soon be releasing the 4th version of SUSE Enterprise Storage powered by Ceph. In this session, we’ll provide an overview of where SUSE Enterprise Storage is today and where it’s headed, with details on future plans for Ceph and SUSE Enterprise Storage.

HO115988 – Hands-On SUSE Enterprise Storage Basics

Wednesday, Sep 27, 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Friday, Sep 29, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Florian Haas, CEO, Principal Consultant, hastexo

Alejandro Bonilla, Technical Strategist, SUSE

Martin Weiss, Senior Architect Infrastructure Services, SUSE

SUSE Enterprise Storage is a highly scalable and resilient software-defined storage solution, powered by Ceph technology. In this session, we will provide a quick introduction and cover the basics to get started operating a production environment.

With less than five weeks to go until SUSECON, be sure to register now and begin building your schedule.  Also, be sure to check out our complete blog series on the event of the year!

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